Most people don’t think about their car’s tires, but they’re the vehicle's most important safety element. Tires have a big job to do. Each one has to support about a quarter of the weight of the car. If the tires develop a problem, it can lead to a serious issue like a blowout. If you live in Coeur D’Alene, new tires are easy to buy at the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Department.
Make it a point to inspect your vehicle’s tires regularly. Check for tire wear, tread depth, tire pressure and other signs of damage. If you notice something wrong, the service technicians at the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center can either repair the tire or recommend the best new tires for Coeur D’Alene.
Tires rely on the treads to work properly. When the road is wet, the tire’s grooves supply traction by directing the water away from the tires’ surface, allowing the vehicle to drive safely. If the grooves are worn, the tires are unable to move the water away from the surface of the tire. This results in hydroplaning, a dangerous situation where the car drives on a sheet of water instead of the road surface. Needless to say, this can cause an accident.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to check your car’s tire tread. All you’ll need is a penny. Grasp a penny with Lincoln’s head facing down and push the penny into the tire’s groove. If part of Lincoln’s head is hidden, the tire tread is still good. If it’s not, bring your car to the Knudtsen Chevrolet Tire Center for a tire inspection.
With so many brands and types of tires available, you may not know which ones are best for your car. If you’re satisfied with your vehicle’s ride and handling, consider sticking with the same type of tires that are on your car now. You’ll get the best fit. If you’d like to switch to another kind of tire, visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Department, and we’ll be happy to show you the different types of tires that are best for your car.
Now that the weather is getting colder, you may want to consider winter tires. These tires are specially designed to provide traction and to perform in winter conditions. While you’re at our service center, ask us about having your car serviced for winter conditions. We’ll winterize your vehicle, which includes checking the battery, cooling system, brakes, hoses, belts, spark plugs, cables and wires to prevent you from getting stranded in bad weather.
Some tires are better than others. If you stick with a high-quality brand, you won’t go wrong. Visit our website and use our Tire Finder Tool to discover the best tires for your car. Enter the vehicle’s year, make, model and tire size. You’ll find several choices. When you’ve selected the right set, call us to schedule an appointment. Or visit Knudtsen Chevrolet and speak to one of our service team members. They’ll be happy to recommend the best tires for your car.